G. K. Chesterton Quote
The mind moves by instincts, associations and premonitions and not by fixed dates or completed processes. Action and reaction will occur simultaneously: or the cause actually be found after the effect. Errors will be resisted before they have been properly promulgated: notions will be first defined long after they are dead.
Ch I: The Victorian Compromise and Its Enemies (p. 17) - The Victorian Age in Literature (1913)